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The Moon Seems to Change (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Paperback – August 13, 1987

4.5 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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From the Back Cover

Can you see the moon?

Does it look like a big round ball? Or is it just a sliver of light in the sky? The moon seems to change. But it doesn't really. The moon revolves around the Earth. It takes about four weeks to make the journey, and as it travels round we can only see certain parts of it. Try the simple experiment described inside using an orange, a pencil, and a flashlight, and you'll understand why the moon seems to change. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.



Ed Emberley has written and illustrated over 60 children's books, including the Drawing Book series. He and his wife, Barbara Emberley, have collaborated on several books, most notably Drummer Hoff, winner of the 1968 Caldecott Medal.

Mr. and Mrs. Emberley have illustrated several other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science books. They live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 470L (What's this?)
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Revised edition (August 13, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064450651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064450652
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By L. Haney on January 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am a second grade teacher and this book enriched our textbook wonderfully. The illustrations and text were easy for the children to understand (and even taught me a few things as well!) We read several of Franklyn M. Branley's books during our year, but this one seems to be a class favorite.
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It really helps the young inquiring mind learn about the moon. My almost 5 year old always wants this read. Also it tells you how to do a demonstration to show younger kids why the moon looks the way it does, why it changes. I'm glad we got this book!
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This is an awesome book that can be used in the classroom when studying space, planets, and the solar system. As a huge object in the sky, the moon sparks a lot of curiosity and this book helps children understand more about it.
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This is by far the best short treatment I've read on moon phases for kids. The illustrations and explanations are clear and understandable, and my five -year-old is able to "wrap his brain around" the idea of the moon rotating around the earth rotating around the sun...not the most intuitive concept around. In most other similar books I've looked at, they seem to assume you can already picture it in your head...this one adds the viewers' perspective in addition to the plantet's. Very helpful.
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By Melba on December 1, 2011
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What a great book! My boys are 3 and 4, and though we've had discussions about the moon and orbits I know this will help clarify things. One of the best parts of parenting is re-experiencing the wonder of discovery. This series is great for assuaging the beautiful curiosity of young minds. We will be buying many more I'm sure!
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This is one of the best science readers I have ever encountered. At stage 2, it is perfect for a first or second grader, and it is interesting all the way through to adults. The illustrations are excellent and the text is clear. The book includes an experiment for your kids to do, about the phases of the moon. It's a great, simple experiment and I think we've done it four or five times. It's just a superb book.
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I was underwhelmed by this book and would have returned it for a refund, had I not written in it. I was so sure it would be a hit, based on the biography of the author. I feel that there was a great deal of FLUFF and not so much information. Several pages are taken up to describe an minuscule experiment. I wouldn't recommend this book. My 3 children, who love to read, were also not impressed.
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I purchased this book to go along with a moon/sun science lesson. It is a cute book with some good, interesting information, but it did not work for the purpose of reading aloud to the kids. I let the kids look at it one at a time, but I used something different for reading aloud. Still a good book for the money.
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